Current Affairs Compendium for December 2019

DECEMBER​​ COMPENDIUM

 


IMPORTANT DAYS​​ 

1st​​ December

World AIDS Day

2nd​​ December

International day for the abolition of slavery

4th​​ December

Indian Navy Day

10th​​ December​​ 

World Human Rights day

14th​​ December​​ 

National Energy Conservation Day

16th​​ December​​ 

Nation celebrates “ VIJAY DIWAS”|

18th​​ December

International Migrants Day

25th​​ December

National Good Governance Day



AWARDS

  • ET Lifetime Award of Public Service by : The Economic Times
    Winner : Late Mr. Arun Jaitley (Former Finance Minister)

  • Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award by : UNICEF
    Winner : Priyanka Chopra​​ 

 

  • Crystal Award By- World Economic Forum
    Winner : Deepika Padukone (for spreading mental health awareness)

 

  • Miss Universe 2019
    Winner : Zozibini Tunzi (South Africa)​​ 

 

  • Miss World 2019
    Winner : Tony-Ann Singh (Jamaica)​​ 

 

  • Moortidevi Award, 2019 by : Bhartiya Jnanpith
    Winner : Dr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari (For his work in the book Asti and bhavati)

 

  • Nobel Peace Prize 2019
    Winner : Prime Minister of Eth
    iopia​​ 

 

  • Time person of the year 2019
    Winner : Greta Thunberg

 

  • World Habitat Award​​ 
    Winner : Odisha

 

  • Indian Cyber Cop of the year 2019 by : Government of India​​ 
    Winner : BP Raju

 

  • DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2019
    Winner : Amithaba Bagchi​​ 

 

  • CK​​ ​​ Nayudu lifetime Award, 2019
    Winner : Krishnamachari Srikkanth & Anjum Chopra.

 

  • India Sports Awards 2019 by FICCI
    Winner : Rani Rampal and Saurabh Chaudhary

 

APPOINTMENTS​​ 

National

24th​​ controller General of Accounts, India

Soma Roy Burman

Speaker, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Nana Patole

Chairman, National Stock Exchange

Girish Chandra Chaturvedi

Director, National Police Academy

Atul Karwal

President of FICCI​​ 

Dr. Sngeeta Reddy

Foreign Secretary , India​​ 

Harshvardhan Shringla

Lokayukta, Telangana​​ 

CV Ramulu

Brand Ambassador, NADA – National Anti-Doping Agency​​ 

Sunil Shetty

 

 

International​​ 

President, European Commission

Ursula Von der Leyen

President, Asian Development Bank​​ 

Masatsugu Asakawa​​ 

President, Mauritius​​ 

Prithviraj​​ singh​​ Roopun​​ 

Prime Minister, Finland​​ 

Sanna Marin ​​ (Youngest prime minister in the history)

Prime Minister, United Kingdom of​​ Great Britain & Northern Ireland​​ 

Boris Johnson

Alphabet CEO​​ 

Sundar Pichai

 

 

 

RANKINGS​​ 

Important Rankings in 2019

  • India’s Top 10 Police Stations​​ 
    by : Government of India​​ 
    1- Abeerdeen (Andaman and Nicobar islands)
    2- Balasinor (Gujarat)
    3- Burhanpur (Madhya Pradesh )

  • Good Governance Index​​ 
    by- Government of India​​ 

1- (Composite Ranking for a Good Governance Index GGI ) – Tamil Nadu​​ 
2- (North-East and Hill Category ) – Himachal Pradesh
​​ 

  • Forbes List of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women : 34th​​ Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)
    India is amongst the top 10 Nations​​ 

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EVENTS​​ 

  • Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0

Launched across the country on 2nd​​ December2019

Aim – To immunize kids upto 2 years of age and pregnant women from these 8 vaccine preventable diseases :- Tuberculosis, Meningitis, Measles, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Poliomyelitis and Diphtheria.

 

  • India became the first country to make the entire​​ Haj Process digital.

 

  • India, Sweden signs MoU for​​ India- Sweden Healthcare Innovation Centre​​ at New Delhi.
    Aim – to provide opportunities to start-ups and other ventures.​​ 

 

 

  • Government Launches 4th​​ Round of​​ Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN​​ (udee desh ka aam naagrik)​​ 

Aim – to make air travel affordable and widespread.​​ 

Focus on the following priority regions – Northeast states, Hilly states and Kashmir UT, Ladakh and islands.​​ 

 

  • ​​ Prithvi-2

India Successfully test- fired Indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface missile from Chandipur, Odisha.

 

  • India’s first​​ Maritime Museum​​ coming up at​​ Lothal in Gujarat.

 

  • India’s first​​ Aqua Lab​​ to be set up in​​ Dehradun,Uttarakhand.​​ 
    Aim – To preserve genes of aquatic life in or surrounding the river Ganges.​​ 

 

  • Hand in Hand 2019 –​​ 8th​​ India- China Joint training exercise.
    Venue : Meghalaya.

 

  • INDRA 2019 -​​ ​​ India and Russia conducted a joint military Exercise.

 

  • MITRA SHAKTI​​ – India – Srilanka joint military exercise
    Venue : ​​ Pune.

 

  • The 36th​​ International Geological Congress
    Venue : Delhi, India.

    Theme : “Geosciences : The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future”

 

  • ​​ NASA has scheduled the launch of its​​ “Mars 2020 Rover”​​ ​​ in July or August 2020 and it will land on Feb. 18, 2021.

 

  • The​​ International Astronomical Union (IAU)​​ announced the names of newly discovered star –​​ “SHARJAH”​​ and newly discovered Planet-​​ “BARJEEL”​​ 

 

 

 

SPORTS

  • Senior National Wrestling Championships
    Venue : Jalandhar
    Men (Gold) – Gurpreet Singh and Sunil Kumar
    Women (Gold) – Vinesh Phogat and Sakshi

  • 13th​​ South Asian Games​​ 
    Venue : Kathmandu

    India Bags a total of 312 Medals

  • Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019-20 ( Cricket)
    Winner : Karnataka

  • Abu Dhabi Grand Prix​​ 
    Winner : Lewis Hamilton​​ 

  • World Anti-Doping Agency has bannr Russia from Tokyo 2020 Olympics and 2022 Football World cup in Qatar​​ 

  • 1st​​ Woman referee in men’s ODI match : S Lakshmi

  • FIFA team of the year : Belgium​​ 

  • 6th​​ Edition of Qatar Weightlifting International Cup 2019
    Gold (Women’s 49 Kg)- Saikhom Mirabai Chanu

    Silver (Men’s 67 Kg) – Jeremy Lalrinnunga

    Bronze (Women’s 64 Kg) – Rakhi Halder

  • International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) World Championships for 2019​​ 
    Ash
    leigh Barty and Rafael Nadal​​ 

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